Rex Levang

Music Director, Classical Music
Minnesota Public Radio
rlevang@mpr.org

Rex Levang, a longtime member of Minnesota Public Radio's classical music department, hails from Duluth. As music director on the classical side, he works in MPR's Eileen Bigelow Music Library and is intensively involved in planning and scheduling the music heard on MPR's classical music service. He has written on music for print and the Web, has worked in sheet music and record stores, and has appeared on the Metropolitan Opera Quiz.

Rex Levang Feature Archive

Austrian-American composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Even composers were kids once. This week on Morning Glories, we'll bring you five pieces whose composers, at the time they wrote them, were talented teenagers. (09/15/2014)
Learning scales
As teachers and students begin a new school year, our Morning Glories continue the theme of Music for Learning with five soloists who are also dedicated to music education. (09/08/2014)
University of Minnesota students
It's Back to School Month on Classical MPR, and on Morning Glories, we'll celebrate the bright college years with five composers who each penned a piece connected with university life. (09/01/2014)
There are so many fine violinists before the public these days -- everyone knows superstars like Perlman and Bell, but there's also a rising generation of talented players. We'll share just five of them with you this week on Morning Glories. (08/18/2014)
Strictly speaking, a piece called a "serenade" is meant for the evening -- but this week, we'll bring you five serenades during Morning Glories. (08/11/2014)
Classical MPR's music director Rex Levang recounts his experiences going to the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, as well as some of his other musical finds in and around London. (07/30/2014)
Earlier this month, the musical world lost the remarkable conductor Lorin Maazel. This week on Morning Glories, we'll hear five of the many recordings made by this prodigiously talented musician. (07/21/2014)
Let's celebrate summer by looking at five Morning Glories from summer festivals around the country. And while you're at it, visit our website for a map of festivals taking place right in our area. (07/14/2014)
Celebrate the Fourth of July weekend by taking this quiz about the music of the American March King, John Philip Sousa. Are you in step with Sousa? (07/03/2014)
This Friday is the Fourth of July — we'll lead up to it with five pieces that show how four American composers and one Czech have given expression to America's history, landscape, and aspirations. (06/30/2014)
Summer is here, so this week on Morning Glories, we'll bring you five pieces reflecting the beauty of the natural world and some of the images you've submitted through Music in Bloom. (06/23/2014)
This week on Morning Glories, we note the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss. His operas and tone poems achieved spectacular success during his lifetime, and today, they're performed, recorded, and discussed as widely as ever. (06/09/2014)
This week on Morning Glories, we'll play five pieces related to weddings, as we begin the iconic month of June. (06/02/2014)
We'll wind up our Music for Learning month with Morning Glories that feature music written for schools, whether European schools with centuries of history or institutions of higher learning much closer to home. (05/26/2014)
As we continue to celebrate Music for Learning, on Morning Glories this week, we focus on musicians who have come from El Sistema, Venezuela's remarkable system of music education, whose vision of music training and social change is now being emulated throughout the world. (05/19/2014)